Pittsburg, 1928 - New York, 1987
Jacqueline Kennedy I (Jackie I), 1966
Serigraph on paper, 60 x 50,8 cm
Stamp on the back: 'Authorized by Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts' and' The Estate of Andy Warhol 'N. UP 23,715 (Reference Catalogue Raisonne' Feldman & Shellmann 1962-1987 N.II.13)
The screen printing is part of the '11 Pop Artists' portfolio which contains works by: Allan D'Arcangelo, Jim Dine, Allen Jones, Gerald Laing, Roy Lichtenstein, Tom Phillips, Mel Ramos, James Rosenquist, John Wesley, Tom Wesselmann and Andy Warhol.
Warhol bases the serigraph on a ‘Life' press image of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on the 6th December 1963. He chooses a symbolic picture of Jacqueline Kennedy, just before she was widowed. He cut the image around the face and created an abstract representation by eliminating any element surrounding the scene and by painting the surface with metallic ink, making it perfectly flat.
Made in 1965 and published in 1966